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Great Ideas Lightning Talks

Have you been doing something unique and innovative in your library? Share your great ideas in the fast format of a lightning talk. Proposals are due November 1, 2021.

Great Ideas Lighting Talks are 5 minute sessions that engage the audience and feature new or innovative ideas.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021

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Innovation Lab

Call for Makers and Innovators! Share your enthusiasm and projects with librarians from across Texas at the Innovation Lab at TLA 2022. Innovative librarians, makers and students show off a project, idea or a demo of a successful program or project completed in their own libraries. Proposals are due September 17, 2021.

Want to host a table but need an idea? Check out these topics to help get your creative juices flowing. Time slots for the Maker Tables will be available in two-hour increments (including set up and breakdown). Complimentary security, electricity, tables and space will be provided.

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Innovation Lab Hours

Tuesday, April 26         10am – 4pm
Wednesday, April 27   10am – 4pm

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In this competition, brave souls present timed talks on a set of never-before-seen slides. Contestants are expected to weave their comments around the projected images, and string the talk on a theme announced on the spot. Impromptu nonsense is guaranteed, and you’ll be amazed, and amused, by the creativity of contestants.

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Scholarly Forum: Contributed Papers

Contributed Paper sessions provide a forum for TLA members to present  and publish their research in the Texas Library Journal.

More information coming soon.

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